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Summer Scenes

29 Jul

Lately, it’s started to feel like late summer.  I hear the cicadas in the evening; the grasshoppers and crickets have made their appearance.

wild day lily

jimson weed

red-headed woodpecker

eastern kingbird

chicory and queen Anne’s lace

red-headed woodpecker

wild day lily

chicory

sunset over the cornfield

I don’t know how time flies so quickly.

Just Some Pictures

20 Jul

Here are a few leftovers of random things that were just for fun.

You can hear buzzing everywhere in the clover patch.

I was waiting for the monarch to open its wings.

When it did, it was to fly away.

one of the peacocks

a toad showed up after one of our rains

Sky

red-headed woodpecker outside my window

A couple of sulfur butterflies

Nugget

 

Update on the New Fence

18 Jul

While I’ve had the little farm hand helping me, his dad has been working on my fence.

We got the rest of the fence removed.  That took some getting used to.

Then my nephews came and started setting the new posts.

They used barbed wire to make a straight line.  It also gets put on top (in case I ever have cows who like to lean on fences).

The woven wire was stretched across.

The birds seem to be happy to have their perch back.

They also made a nice square corner in the back where I had hobbled it together with a panel.  It’s cleaned up now.

I do have a few places to add panels at the bottom where there were trees or water running through causing it to cut.  I’m pretty sure this would not even cause Hera or Caroline to pause before going through.

We added a lot of new space to the lane. We used panels for that because it’s hard to stretch woven wire in such short distances.

The gates aren’t here yet, but there will be a gate to the cornfield and one for me to shut them off of the Back Forty if I need.  The lane is also wider than it was before it cuts out to pasture.

Edith managed to escape into the lane.

Edith

I had to help her find a place to get back to her sister.  I think they are the only two small enough to get out.

Kate and Edith

We cleared the trees because they were getting too big for the goats to do it, but they will keep the scrub trees from there now.

They added a bit of the space just to the west of the barn for them to run around in.

The path to the pasture was always wet.  That is hard on goat feet.

While he was working out there, my nephew put a short tile in.

It’s already drier out there.  I’m really excited for the goats to get out there.